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One Lap Around California

It’s a simple idea. Drive all the way around California, keeping as close to the border as possible without ever crossing it, yet stay on excellent roads: California highways, U.S. Highways, and even Interstate Highways. Along the way you’ll see cities, mountains, ocean, and desert, all the while getting to know the real California.

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All American Road

Look for America on US Route 12 and you’ll find auto workers, pioneers, factory hands of all types, politicians, farmers, cowboys, explorers, miners, Indians, and sailors among others.  They’ll be in large cities, small cities, towns, hamlets, and sometimes in places with no names at all.  You’ll find them in forests, prairies, mountains, an sea […]

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Mystery Spot

To settle a bet about pirates between Eddie and his sisters, Eddie took them down shortcut along the river path toward the harbor.  There, in the darkest, bushiest place, a one-legged man ambushed them, and before they could escape, told them of a mysterious spot in the nearby mountains, where water runs uphill, compasses go […]

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Maniac Motion

The two arrived shortly after the great earthquake rocked Santa Christina.  She came to teach music, he to recover the invention stolen from him by his nephew.  But only when an aftershock threw the nephew into the river gorge, and John found the nephew’s credentials, did the undercover detective from Washington DC revealed himself and the […]

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Evil Eye

When gypsy queen Madam LaRue arrives in Santa Christina, she wields a strange power to daze, then capture Nancy, and whisk her away to the secret gypsy camp.  Eddie and Kathy must act quickly to try and find her, and save their sister from Madam Larue and her son Gaston.  But first, they need to […]

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Silicon on Silk

Yvette knew it was a crazy idea.  How could anyone think a microchip, injected into a person’s body, could seek and destroy cancer cells?  Still, there was nothing to lose.  They’d cut off her boyfriend’s leg if it failed anyway.  But, it worked.  And it worked agin on her aunt.  Then, when she tried to […]

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Sacajawea’s Ghost

All Lolo wanted to do was to get an A on her freshman science project.  She didn’t want to scare anyone, well maybe just Sam, the class bully.  She didn’t want an accomplice, especially Rye.  And she surely didn’t want to incur the wrath of Sacajawea and the entire Nez Perce tribe.  But since she […]

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RoboDoc

RoboDoc is the story of Jerry Kindall, a high school senior and the best video game player anyone had ever seen, his girlfriend Sarah, who gives Jerry a Christmas present of her pregnancy, Jerry’s first job, his hard-nosed ex-Marine boss Hank, and Max, the robot he brings to a level of success unimagined by any […]

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Orofino Wheels

Boy meets girl, aaah, love at first sight! But what happens when a real flesh and blood girl steps in between the boy and his first car? Any of a million different things can happen, but what actually happens depends on the car, and the times. Orofino Wheels tells the stories of five different couples […]

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Kayla’s Box

A simple, gray metal box, sat, waiting in the abandoned cabin in the mountains for Kayla for over sixty years.  The box held only two items; a dairy, and a leather pouch filled with gold nuggets.  150 years had passed since gold was first discovered in the Bitterroots.  Was there more?  Kayla’s journey to find […]

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